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Hello Everyone,

I have a GTX 670 and was planning on purchasing another for SLI to use with the Asus 27" PB278Q I just purchased for high fps and good times smile.gif. I realize that water cooling might be a smart option now that I have SLI to maintain nice temps especially if I overclock anything. I have seen these Arctic Accelero's and had already purchased one before I decided to buy another 670.

My case is the Haf X 942 and I have the Asus P8Z68-VPro motherboard. The mobo has 3 slots between the two cards and I've been reading that these coolers will take up around 2-3 slots.

I had a couple questions:

1. Is it possible to use the AC Accelero on one card and air cool the other? I know aesthetically this won't look good nor will I be helping the air cooled card...but haven't seen that question proposed anywhere else so I figured I'd ask.

2. Will using two of the AC Accelero's in my current case/mobo work? Has anyone used this combo of case, mobo and cooling at the same time before and how is it going for you?

3. Do I even really need water cooling? I like the closed loop idea cause of the low maintenance and I didn't want to get into serious open loop water cooling considering I've always been fine with just speeding up the stock fan on my GPU. I bought the accelero honestly for a paper I'm writing in a thermodynamics class and I wanted to get some temperatures and compare it to air cooling. I figured a side benefit will be better temps but now if I SLI I think I'm creating more issues.

Any help is needed. I have never water cooled, that's why I like these coolers due to the closed loop and ease of maintenance.

These are links to everything in case anyone hasn't seen these parts:

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790R

Case
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-HAF-Computer-RC-942-KKN1/dp/B003S68Q0Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1370096223&sr=1-1&keywords=haf+x+942

Arctic Accelero Hybrid
http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Accelero-Hybrid-Ultimate-Cooling/dp/B008BHFVGM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1370091277&sr=1-1&keywords=arctic+cooling+gtx+670

My GTX 670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130785

Thanks
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1. Yes it is entirely possible. If the spacing is enough you will have no trouble.

2. With all of those 120mm fan mounts you should be able to find a way.

3. Accelero will cool the GTX 670 very well as gk104 doesn't get that hot. A custom loop might perform better as you could add rads and cool your CPU as well. If you don't mind noise, it's probably not worth it.

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Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

1. Yes it is entirely possible. If the spacing is enough you will have no trouble.
2. With all of those 120mm fan mounts you should be able to find a way.
3. Accelero will cool the GTX 670 very well as gk104 doesn't get that hot. A custom loop might perform better as you could add rads and cool your CPU as well. If you don't mind noise, it's probably not worth it.

yeah there's three slots in between the two pci-e sockets...so technically I could fit two of these and yeah with all the mounting spots I suppose it's possible...

If you're saying that I could run one air and one with the hybrid I may do that at first just to see spacing and make my next move after that I suppose...

Thanks for the suggestion smile.gif
+ Rep to you wink.gif
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anyone else with this situation?
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